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LGBTQIA Health Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset


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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset offers specialized primary care services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community at our Babs Siperstein PROUD Center.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life. PROUD stands for Promoting Respect, Outreach, Understanding and Dignity. Our goal is to provide health services to the LGBTQIA community in an evidence-based, culturally-competent manner. We currently provide care for people age 18 and older.

The PROUD Center is located on the hospital’s campus, offering patients access to our comprehensive health care services such as laboratory, radiology, cardiology, emergency, oncology, and rehabilitative services, and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

Telehealth services are also available.

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Our Location

Babs Siperstein PROUD Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
128 Rehill Ave, Suite 1100
Somerville, NJ 08876

1-855-776-8334

Hours of Operation:
Monday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday, – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Services We Provide

  • Comprehensive primary care
  • Immunization
  • HIV prevention: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Hormone therapy and monitoring
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Chronic illness management
  • Referrals for specialty services, such as behavioral health services
  • Health education and counseling
  • Support groups

Our Healthcare Team

Our healthcare team recognizes the unique medical needs of the LGBTQIA community and is dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care. In addition to our team of expert physicians, nurses, and administrative staff, we have a knowledgeable patient navigator available who can help you access appropriate resources and care.

Our Mission

We seek to attain a higher level of care for those who need it and those who don’t have it. We believe diversity is strength and that all humans have the right to high-quality, patient-centered health care that is equal, inclusive, and unbiased. As a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community; our compassionate and skilled providers offer a spectrum of personalized care in a culturally competent and judgement-free setting.

At the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, the health of a human being is our purpose and goal. This is where you lead the way and we make sure you get there safely, because we believe you know yourself best!

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Patient Stories

  • “When I look at my body now, it feels like this is how I’ve always been, which is pretty incredible. It just feels natural.”

    Gwyndolin
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  • "At PROUD, the staff members look at you as a person. I recommend it to everyone I know."

    Abraham
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  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

    Jesiah
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